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An American Apothecary

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Ian Ginsberg, president of C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries, discusses the history of his iconic business—and how it has remained relevant for 176 years.
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An American Apothecary

For many the word “apothecary” may trigger romantic images of cobblestone streets and hand-labeled tinctures custom-made to cure ailments. But though C.O. Bigelow—the oldest apothecary in America—has its roots firmly entrenched in those bygone days, it has also admirably evolved and grown to keep up with the times. Today, the company continues to wow customers with its well-edited selection of products—including its own line and imports from around the world—a personalized in-store experience and stellar staff members.

Get The Look: The Natural Face

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Every woman needs a bit of makeup. Here are tips for a minimalist, natural look.
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Get the steps for creating the look in the Beauty Store Business August Digital Edition!

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Zelo Professional: At-Home Keratin For Retail

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Boca Cosmetics Group scores success with an alternative to in-salon keratin treatments: affordable at-home keratin systems.
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Zelo Professional: At-Home Keratin For Retail

A few years ago, when Claudio Correia, president of Boca Cosmetics Group in Boca Raton, Florida, noted that keratin treatments were becoming all the rage in salons across the country, he saw a perfect opportunity to expand his business. What if clients could perform their own straightening and smoothing treatments at home?

Skincare Spotlight: Facial Oils—Liquid Gold or Greasy Nightmare?

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Tackle beauty-oil questions and recommendations with savvy.
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Ada S. Polla

The word “oil-free” has long been one of the most prized words used in skin care; in particular, when recommending products to younger, oilier skin types. However, not all oils are evil. Not only do oils not break out the skin, they have a myriad of therapeutic properties. Indeed, one of the most feared skincare ingredients—oil—was used by Cleopatra to alleviate the drying effect of the desert on her skin.

Skincare Spotlight: Highlights From the WWD Beauty CEO Summit

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Consider these powerful insights from industry leaders Gail Federici, Amy Errett and Alli Webb.
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Ada S. Polla

The Biannual WWD Beauty CEO Summit, held May 7-9 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, brought together more than 300 beauty executives, both "Davids" and "Goliaths," industry giants and newcomers. The theme of this year's summit was Metamorphosis, and Winston Churchill's famous quote was regularly referenced: "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."

Read about highlights from three of the most powerful presentations in the Beauty Store Business August digital edition!

Beauty & The Law: Recent Developments In Regulating Soaps

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Find out the latest on triclosan and microbeads.
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Jean Warshaw

What do antibacterial soaps and fake mustaches have in common? They are cosmetics. They both fit the definition of "cosmetic" under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), the federal law that governs cosmetics as well as foods and drugs.

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